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France's Macron will reportedly visit Lebanon for the third time since the 4 August explosion to follow up on the country's progress on promised reforms.

France decided to push ahead with the conference due to the devastating impact Covid-19 pandemic, according to sources.

UN Palestinian refugee agency 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

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UN Palestinian refugee agency 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

Philippe Lazzarini said UNRWA would continue to provide all of its services for now and would pay its staff November salaries.

Donors pledge $12 billion for Afghanistan, but under conditions

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Donors pledge $12 billion for Afghanistan, but under conditions

Afghanistan could receive $12 billion in aid over the next four years.

Afghanistan <em>conference</em> to set aid cuts, conditions amid pandemic

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Afghanistan conference to set aid cuts, conditions amid pandemic

Donors could offer between 15% to 20% less than they did in the last pledging conference in 2016, according to a senior Western ...

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Biden rebuilding 'blue wall' in race for White House

Joe Biden is rebuilding support in key Democrat states as he and Trump go head-to-head for the presidency.

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International donors pledge nearly $600m for Rohingya refugees

The virtual donor conference failed to meet its funding target of $1 billion.

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Virtual aid conference to be held for Rohingya refugees

The conference will be co-hosted by the UN, US, and EU to help fund the Rohingya refugees made homeless after Myanmar military ...

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France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

France has urged the international community to put pressure on Lebanese politicians to break a political deadlock and form a new government.

Lebanon army surveys 85,000 building units post-Beirut blast

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Lebanon army surveys 85,000 building units post-Beirut blast

The army carried out a survey of tens of thousands of building units to assess the damage caused by the blast.

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Yemen in Focus: Gulf donors slammed by UN

This week we focus on the United Nations rebuke of countries that have failed to follow through on aid pledges to Yemen.

'Deadly consequences' of Yemen aid obstruction, HRW warns

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'Deadly consequences' of Yemen aid obstruction, HRW warns

Interference by the government and Houthi rebels has hampered the delivery of aid in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear after blast

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For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear after blast

Lebanese families are still struggling with rebuilding in the wake of the massive explosion centered at Beirut's port.

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

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Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Comment: The 'new contract' Macron proposes for Lebanon will allow corrupt elites to remain in power, while selling the country out to French ...

Macron says ready to host another Lebanon aid <em>conference</em>

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Macron says ready to host another Lebanon aid conference

During his second visit to Lebanon after the Beirut blast, Macron expressed his readiness to host another donor conference for ...

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Kuwait to rebuild Beirut grain silos destroyed in blast

Originally built with Kuwaiti funds, Beirut's grain silos will be rebuilt by the donor country after the deadly port explosion.

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Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

Two members of Lebanon's government have quit over a deadly blast that unleashed public rage against the country's ruling class.

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World pledges direct aid to Lebanon's people, bypassing government

World leaders pledged more than 250 million euros for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to ...

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Macron hosts Trump for virtual donor conference on Lebanon

A virtual conference is due to be held on Sunday to bring together world leaders in efforts to assist Lebanon after the deadly Beirut ...

Beirut blast protesters storm Lebanese foreign ministry

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Beirut blast protesters storm Lebanese foreign ministry

Protesters led by retired Lebanese army officers stormed the foreign ministry in Beirut and declared it the 'headquarters of the revolution', as ...

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Trump to join Beirut donor conference call

US President Donald Trump announced he would participate in an international conference call for donors assisting Lebanon in the ...

EU releases 33 million euros emergency aid for Beirut

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EU releases 33 million euros emergency aid for Beirut

The European Union will organise a donor conference for reconstruction in addition to supplying $39 million to aid the ...

Ten million face acute food shortages in Yemen: UN

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Ten million face acute food shortages in Yemen: UN

The UN's World Food Programme spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said action must be taken before a famine is declared.

British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

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British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

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